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THE PRINCETON UNION By MRS. R. C. DUNN Subscription Price 1.50 Office: First Street. East of Court HoflM G. I. STAPLES Business Manager THOS. H. PROWSE Editor ES "Our Country! In fit her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the |ll right but our Country, g| right or wrong." There is a movement on foot to amalgamate the Protestent churches of the world. The scheme will never work out successfully. St. Paul Dispatch: Vice President Marshall says there is more fun in the American league than in the league of nations But just wait till Lodge comes to bat. It has been denied, as published in one of the Paris newspapers, that Mrs. Woodrow Wilson made an air plane flight over Versailles. That would afford a woman no opportunity to show off her finery, anyway. A dispatch from Paris says that the president "himself" is not entirely satisfied with the peace treaty. But this is seemingly of minor importance providing it is endorsed by Colonel House and the 300 college professors. Mayor Ole Hanson, the terror of I. W W anarchists and bolshevists, has returned to Seattle from a lecture tour. Ole decided it was about time to get home to see whether any terror ists had insinuated their presence into his city during his absence, and woe betide the scoundrel of this stripe whom Ole discovers. That "great warrior," Secretary Baker, has decided that at least a part of our troops who are fighting the bolsheviki in Russia will be immedi ately returned. Why not all of them Why were our boys sent into that in fernal country in the first place? We are not at war with Russia, so let the Muscovites fight their own battles. So Josephus returned without the prefix "Sir" to his name. This pom pous dignitary was anxious to be knighted all right, but when King George discovered that Jo. was a mere landlubber parading under the title of secretary of the navy he ex pressed his regrets that he was un able to confer knighthood under pre vailing conditions. Some of those army cantonments, it would seem, could be put to a good purpose by converting them into camps for persons with communicable diseases, especially tuberculosis. There are scores of temporary build ings at these cantonments, and hun dreds of acres of ground, which would make these camps ideal recreation places for those afflicted. Conscientious objectors, who were released from prison with full pay under the order of the secretary of war on January 1, are eligible for the $60 bonus, says a Washington authority. That these sneaking slack ers should be rewarded for their re fusal to do their duty is an insult to the brave boys who willingly entered the army and a disgrace to the war department. J. Ham. Lewis, the retiring United States senator from Illinois,"the man with the pink whiskers,"says that the bitter attacks of President Wil son's critics may "force him to again run for the presidency." From the opinions of leading Washington poli ticians not much force would be re quired were Mr. Wilson to believe that he had the ghost of a chance of winningwhich he hasn't. If a fellow is against the stars and stripes, cut out the stars and let him have the stripes.National Republi can. If left to us we would give him the stripes on his bare back, through the medium of the cat-o'-nine-tails, until he saw millions of stars floating in the air, and then wind up by resorting to the ancient procedure of rubbing salt into the lacerations resulting from the lashing. The Presbyterian church advocates the placing of more missionaries,* or "sky pilots" in the lumber camps to check the doctrine of bolshevism and I. W. W.-ism. This is evidently a much better plan than sending mis sionaries into the jungles of Africa or to the Fiji islands, India, China, Ja pan and other foreign countries. Let missionary work be confined to our own country, where there is a vast field for work. Wheir the president and his 300 col lege professors return the dryness of the District of Columbia will not neces sarily mean that he will not ask his National Republican: A minister declares proudly that for the first time the government has been "using the churches." That the administration has been "using" the churches in a good many instances is pretty appar ent, but only in the same sense that it has been "using" the movies, maga zines and other instruments of pub licity. Whether the churches have been complimented or benefited by the "use" made of them remains to be seen. This war has afforded an excellent opportunity for high federal -officials and college professors to gallivant over Europe, hobnob with crowned heads and titled nobility, while the dear people," burdened with high itaxes and the high cost of living tforced to economize in the matter of the necessities of liferemained at home and indirectly paid the expenses which these junketers incurred. This statement cannot be successfully re pudiated. Gossip in Washington official cir cles is to the effect that the political master general, who has been under fire from all points of the compass, and justly so, will resign when the presi dent returns and that Dignitary Joe Tumulty, now Wilson's private secre-. tary and factotum, will succeed him. Whether Tumulty will be an improve ment over Burleson remains to be seen, but the chances are that he will not. Both of these pompous personages ap pear to be tarred with the same stick. Bill Bryan, in his Commoner, ad vises the democrats to look around for a "young man" to run for the presidency in 1920. He says, "He may not win in 1920it may take as long as it did to win the fight commenced in 1896." This is likely the reason that Mr. Bryan is in favor of a "young man," basing his recommen dation on the belief that after the candidate had entered into a dozen or more consecutive campaigns he" would be sufficiently old should he ever reach his goal. According to reliable there are 1,250,000 saddles, made for the war department, down in Missouri, which will have to be sold for mere junkprobably 10 cents on the dol lar of cost. It appears that the war department, in its great wisdom, or dered these saddles made on the same pattern as those used by civil war cavalrymen and that a number were sent to General Pershing in France, whereupon the general ordered them immediately returned because they were of an obsolete style and utterly unfit for present day war purposes. This is merely one instance in which the people's money has been virtually thrown to the winds in consequence of the war and other departments' ig norance. guests, "Well, boys what'U ye have again, whose bodies lie in graves on and then, if he discovers that the white the battlefields, while others among house janitorial force has broached. them returned wounded, blinded and and emptied every barrel of his Bry- gassed, can scarcely feel otherwise anic grapejuice during his absence, he can lead his professors to some foreign embassy where the cellars are well stocked with the genuine exhilarator. information i In an analyzation of the league covenant Senator Cummins of Iowa says he is "bewildered by the rapidity with which the fourteen points have been shatteied" and intimates that he would like to have the president shed more light on the secret proceedings at Paris, especially with regard to the cession of the Chinese peninsula of Shantung to Japan in violation of the principle of self-determination. He adds: "There has been no attempt to amend or change article 10, which binds the United States to preserve the territorial integrity and political independence of all countries of the league, and that is just as objection able as ever. It may safely be, said there will be an energetic effort on the part of us who feel that way to write into the resolution of ratification lan guage that will clear up our doubts." Ensign Alder tells us, and his word cannot be refuted, that Salvation army workers are paid a mere dollar per day when unmarried and $1.10 per diem when married. From this it is plain to be seen that the soldiers of this army did not labor to give com fort to the boys on the battlefields for a monetary consideration but from a pure humanitarian motive. While the members of another organ ization were miles behind the fighting front, and while they refused to serve our boys only at stipulated hours,when their canteens were open,the Salvationists were dis pensing coffee and food to the ex hausted and wounded on battlefields continuously day and night. There was no "open at 8 and close at 6" with these people, whom a returned soldier in conversation with us re cently characterized as "the angels of the battlefield." THE PRINCETON UNION: THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1919 PROTECTED COWARDS. Parents who have willingly given sons to fight for their countrysons whom many of them will never see than angered at the manner in which Secretary of War Baker protected those sneaking mollycoddling slackers those most despised of all cowards, the so-called "conscientious objec- tors." Senator Frank B. Kellogg in tends sifting this matter to the bot tom and ascertaining why these evaders of duty were permitted to (live in idleness with full military ^pay while thousands of others were facing the fire of the enemy in a foreign land. Anent this the Minneapolis Journal says editorially: "Among the various war investiga tions sure to be pushed by congress, one, at least, will meet with wide ap proval. That is the one already set in motion by Senator Frank B. Kel logg for a searching review of the treatment accorded by the war depart ment under Secretary Baker to con scientious objectors. "No single act could have been bet ter calculated to rouse the patriotic indignation of the American soldier, his family, his friends, and the public at large, than the early release of these men with honorable discharges and full compensation. One of the greatest obstacles in the Victory loan campaign was the disgust with which .this performance was viewed by the .public and especially by the returned soldier. Whatever hardships may have been endured by the men in France, their great complaint has not been over what was suffered there, but over having the slackers put on a par with them. Mr. Baker's policy smacked strongly of putting a premi um on slackerism. "Perhaps the secretary of war has an explanation for his coddling of the conscientious objectors. "If so the country will be glad to hear it. It is safe to say in advance, however, that it is not likely to prove satisfactory." Harvey's Weekly: We would not insult the federal railroad administra tion by comparing it with the politi calmaster general's bedevilment of the wires. But the fact is that it, too, has proved a lamentable failure. The director general reports a loss on operation, a deficit, for the first three months of the year, amounting to $192,000,000.t That is a thsequee rat wires ist a tof more thanf three-quarters of a billion dollarass a year. And that, too, as in tn greatly impaired service. It will^not do to say that the governmeijt^ims been operating the roads in unfavora ble circumstances. The former direc tor general, Mr. McAdoo, is reported to have said that, on the contrary, the .conditions were exceptionally favora ble. Yet in such favorable circum stances the character of the service to the public was greatly impaired, the cost of it was greatly increased, and yet roads were run at a loss that would bankrupt any but a very rich country. 1 In the cutting of the Turkish em pire melon the United States is slated to receive Armenia, which will extend from the Black sea to the Mediter ranean, including Constantinople, with a narrow strip on both sides of the Bosphorus. This territory would, of course, be governed under a league of nations mandatory. Con stantinople badly needs a general clean up, and, under United States rule, this would doubtless be effected and the slaves of the seraglios given their liberty. We have always con tended that the beastly Turk should be driven from Europe, but this would not likely enter into the clean-up process. Taking his cue from the various drives for funds which have been made, Chief Little Bear of Montana has started one for himself. He says that as he has six squaws and 10 pa pooses dependent on him he sees no reason why the public should not huy him a farm, and people are liberally contributing. This is the day of drives, and it seems that apything in that line from a drive for the benefit of the South Sea islanders to that of reconstructing the world, has easy sailing. After a while, perhaps, some one will start a drive to pur chase face powder and perfume for the dusky belles of the African jungles. Too much praise cannot be accorded that excellent monthly magazine, Our Dumb Animals. It teaches the true humanitarian doctrine and speaks for those that cannot speak for them selves. Every school room in the coun try should place on file monthly one of these magazines for the education of children in kindness to animals and birds. It is published by the Massa chusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and is the best work of its kind issued by any asso ciation in the world.- ^V-^ Coffee Pots, worth $1.00,while they last One lot of Doll Bodys at only One lot of Laces and Insertions, cheap at 7c, now 2 yards for One lot of Tablets, worth 2c each, now at 2 tor That the Salvation army will go over the top in its $13,000,000 drive is a foregone conclusion. The popu larity gained by this great humani tarian organization through its noble work on the battlefields is largely re sponsible for the ready response to its call for funds. Even society people are vieing with one another in the work of the xiampaign. For instance, in New York city the other day'Mrs. Vincent Astor and other wealthy so ciety leaders made thousands of doughnuts and personally peddled them on the streets. At one dollar apiece these doughnuts sold faster than oil stocks on the curb. This fea ture was, of course, in addition to large money contributions whic/i these women made to the fund. There is not the scintilla of a doubt that every penny of the sum raised will be utilized for the benefit of the needy. While the game of cricket has not been entirely eliminated in western Europe, baseball, introduced by Amer ican doughboys, is giving it a hard rub and bids fair, in the course of a few years to give it its quietus. Paris papers announce that "the season has oponed," and the universities of France have scheduled games with one another. Besides a Parisian team will play Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh during the season. In ad dition the Japs a.re taking kindly to the game and are playing it with bamboo sticks. Baseball is one of the heritages which our doughboys have left to the countries of Europe and the far east. It was unfortunate for Fred Schil pin, former manager of the St. Cloud Times, that he allied himself with the Pan Motor company and, as one of its hoard of directors, became indicted with that corporation. In consequence thereof he was removed, according to an apparently authentic state ment, from the St. Cloud postmaster ship. Mr. Schilpin is a man of abili ty and integrity and his friends are circulating petitions protesting against the 'postoffice department's order and requesting that he be re turned to the position. The Union would like to see Mr. Schilpin get his position back. A caption in last night's Minneap olis Journal says the "Germans refuse to surrender kaiser." But what have the Germans to do with it? The monster is a refugee in Holland and the German "government," so-called, has nothing whatever to do with his being surrendered. If Holland re fuses to deliver him into the hands of the allieswhich we believe it would scarcely dare doeven a corporal's guard could proceed to Bentinek's castle, where he is sojourning, and drag him forth in a very short period of time. Miss Winifred L. Lovell and Archey LeRoy Iliff of Zimmerman were unit ed in marriage at the Methodist par sonage last Saturday afternoon. Rev. James A. Geer read the impressive ring service of the church. The bridal couple were accompanied by Miss Es ther Bergquist and Clayton Swanson. I am still in the real estate business and want your farms to sell. If you want to sell your farm send me a description of the same and I will get you a buyer. Remember that good terms sell the farm, so give terms arid net price in letter to me. Give list of improvements* also the amount of mortgage and the time it runs, and I will sell your farm this season if you will list the same with me. Write direct to W. J. Kennedy, Milford, Iowa. 22-4p John Sjoblom celebrated his 20th birthday on Saturday and had a grand' friends and k&mh^^mmmmammisimk&pi^&HM W 39c 10c 5c 1c w^inri^ni^^ 'MTiiniiiSwmtiMiiMirt&tiiwitI'IIHI Our Genuine Closing Out Sale I at the "Bazaar is the place to buy whatever you can use out of our stock of Crockery, Glassware, Aprons, Enamelware, Tab- lets, Groceries, Notions, Underwear, Hosiery, Laces, Embroi- deries and Millinery. Everything must be sold regardless of cost. First come first served. Below we mention just a few Extra Special Bargains. THE BAZAAR, Princeton, Minnesota One lot of Embroidery Silk, for quick sale at 2 for Five Bars Electric Soap for Five Rolls Toilet Paper for One lot of Ladies' i Minnesota Mower Built in four and one-half-foot, five-foot and six-foot cuts. Light draft, smooth running and easily operated. POINTS OF SUPERIORITY Strong One-Piece FrameThe bearings are kept in perfect alignmenet. High Broad-Faced Drive WheelsMower runs easily on hard or soft ground. Roller and Ball BearingsLight draft and long life. All Gears are EnclosedKeeps out dust and dirt. Oil Chamber on PitmanKeeps crank pin thoroughly oiled. Finger Bar and Knife BackAre cold rolled steel, combining strength and smooth wearing surfaces. Long Wearing PlatesWear on knife back and plates evenly dis- tributed. UnderdraftIncreases the traction of the drive wheels. Powerful Foot LiftBoth hands are left free to manage the team. Four-Pawl RatchetsKnife operates the instant the wheels begin to turn. Paint Distributed EvenlyAll machines are painted with a brush, thus preventing paint from running into the bearing, causing roller bearings to slide and stick, making the machine pull hard. Many improvements have been added to the construction of the Min- nesota, increasing its effectiveness and ease of handling. and glorious time. To begin with he went up Rum river and dragged out a pickerel weighing 18% pounds. Re turning to town he distributed a cou ple of hundred cigars among his invited them to a, fish Cale Hardware Co. Forty Eight Hour Service Developing and printing films or plates. Good work and prices are reasonable Kodaks and Supplies Folding or Box Cameras, Guaranteed to do good work Complete line of Films. Developing and print- ing necessities. PRINCETON DRUG CO. DEPOT STREET yni&nfwriiiirirt- Mil, m&iitJSmiim fmJJj&AffiSJliSil S tr Hats at Une-nali Price aoaoioiaottmaoKXomo^^ I. D. N. SPRINGER, Oph. D. |*i OPTOMETRIST of Dr. Kline's Sanatorium, Anoka Will be in Princeton, Sat., June 28 (UNTIL 6PM) At MERCHANTS HOTEL Eyes Examined and Glasses Fitted "If your credit is good at the bank, it is good with me." M&^H HJ? Jte chowder supper, which was much ap preciated by a swarm of hungry as sociates. John is a real live sport he doesn't believe in doing things by halvesand in this he resembles his dad, Andrew Sjoblom.